Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Storage technology course launched

IT trainer NIIT has tied up with US-based IT infrastructure solutions provider EMC to provide training in storage technology management in India through its centres across the country.

The company's president G. Raghavan signed a memorandum of understanding with the US-based firm's vice- president Tom Clancy to provide training in storage management in New Delhi recently.

"There is a shortage of over 2,50,000 storage technology professionals in India and this is the first initiative to address this problem in India," NIIT chief executive officer Vijay Thadani said.

Under this initiative, EMC and NIIT will offer storage technology training and certification to NIIT students and professionals globally, Raghavan said.

EMC will provide technical support in the training process and would certify students after the completion of the programme.

"Our partnership with NIIT will help make a significant impact in building a technically superior workforce as there is a shortage of over one million storage professionals worldwide" Tom Clancy said.

Initially, NIIT is going to start the programme through 50 centres in metros and Tier-I cities. The programme would be launched all over India under its programme 'Edgeineers' at a later stage.

This programme would also be available in 31 countries having NIIT networks and education centres, Raghavan said. PTI